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Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:58:24 GMT2017-08-21T11:58:24Z

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said his government will step up its campaign against Islamic extremist rebels but made no mention of his health he spoke to the nation for the first time Monday, after more than three months of medical treatment in London....



Aid workers face unique crisis in South Sudan war, says ICRC

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:12:10 GMT2017-08-21T10:12:10Z

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- South Sudan's civil war presents humanitarian workers with "one of the unique crises" in the world, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday....



Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses nation on television after months away for m...

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:02:18 GMT2017-08-21T06:02:18Z

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses nation on television after months away for medical treatment....



Hospital officals: Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:15:58 GMT2017-08-20T17:15:58Z

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital officials announced the toll had risen to nearly 500 bodies collected....



Grace Mugabe gets diplomatic immunity, returns to Zimbabwe

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:50:39 GMT2017-08-20T14:50:39Z

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa, the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from Johannesburg on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel there....



The Latest: South Africa grants immunity to Zim first lady

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:19:51 GMT2017-08-20T13:19:51Z

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The Latest on Grace Mugabe returning to Zimbabwe (all times local):...



A look at Zimbabwe's first lady, who is accused of assault

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:41:22 GMT2017-08-20T09:41:22Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African model's claims of assault have drawn attention to Zimbabwe's increasingly outspoken first lady Grace Mugabe, who has been viewed as a possible successor to her 93-year-old husband. Grace Mugabe and President Robert Mugabe returned to Zimbabwe Sunday, despite calls by a South African legal group and protesters for the Zimbabwean first lady to be denied diplomatic immunity....